Get Unstuck: Navigating Freeze Responses + Intuition with Britt Frank

Podcast Cover Art with Mandi Pratt and Britt Frank About Freeze Response Aware and Prepared Podcast


Afraid you’ll freeze when in danger or in an awkward social situation? 


Returning guest, Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and Mandi discuss the often-overlooked freeze response, exploring its biological basis and the associated feelings of shame. They highlight that freezing is a natural, uncontrollable reaction and stress the importance of self-compassion and preparation. 



Britt introduces concepts from her workbook, and then emphasizes listening to one’s intuition and building trust in oneself to manage responses more effectively, providing a compassionate and empowering perspective on staying safer mentally.


Lessons Learned

Freeze Response: Understand that freezing is a natural, uncontrollable reaction, not a conscious choice.



Self-Compassion: Emphasize the importance of self-compassion when dealing with freeze responses.



Preparation: Focus on preparing to minimize the likelihood of freezing, though it cannot be entirely prevented.



Intuition: Learn to listen to and trust your intuition to better navigate potentially unsafe situations.



Workbook Insights: Utilize Britt Frank’s workbook for practical exercises tailored to individual learning styles.



Recovery Strategies: Develop strategies to recover from a freeze response effectively.



Biological Reality: Recognize that freeze responses are biological and not indicative of personal failure.



Training: Acknowledge that even with training, freeze responses can occur, and it’s essential to be kind to oneself.


Holistic Approach: Address anxiety, procrastination, relationships, and boundaries as part of a comprehensive mental health strategy.



Britt Frank’s Books: The Science of Stuck /  The Getting Unstuck Workbook



Movie mentioned: Inside Out by Pixar



Website: Britt Frank’s website with books:


Social Media: Britt Frank’s Instagram: @britfrank



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